The Best Movie Villains of All Time Film Characters
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The Best Movie Villains of All Time

These are the greatest, most vile movie characters we love to hate, ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Anyone can contribute to this list of great villains, which makes this ranking an accurate, real-time reflection of the crowd's collective opinion.

Who are the greatest villains of all time? These movie bad guys are the scourge of the movie universe and you can now vote on the meanest villain ever to appear on film. Rank your favorites or add whoever (or whatever) you see missing.

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  1. 1
    + 6275
    - 1185

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Batman, The Dark Knight

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 4779
    - 1011


    Star Wars universe

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 3868
    - 941


    The Silence of the Lambs

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 2214
    - 1261


    The Shining

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 2041
    - 1431


    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 1946
    - 1169


    The Terminator

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 1948
    - 1318


    X-Men universe

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 2323
    - 1791


    Harry Potter universe

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 2104
    - 1625


    The Matrix universe

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1543
    - 1129
    ) open
  11. 11
    + 1854
    - 1259


    Die Hard

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 1753
    - 1186


    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 1979
    - 1129

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1611
    - 904

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1891
    - 1125


    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 1429
    - 885


    Jaws

  17. 17
    + 1641
    - 1167


    Inglourious Basterds

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 1418
    - 1028


    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 1772
    - 1280


    Alien universe  

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 1503
    - 1185


    No Country for Old Men

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 1619
    - 849

    ranked low on reranks
    The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1269
    - 923

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seven

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 1160
    - 862


    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Jason X

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1163
    - 657

    ranked low on reranks & added by Krazy88
    It

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1121
    - 569

    ranked low on reranks
    Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 1217
    - 924
    ) open
  27. 27
    + 1153
    - 847
    ) open
  28. 28
    + 1056
    - 915


    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 698
    - 420


    Tony Montana Scarface

  30. 30
    + 961
    - 644


    American Psycho

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 969
    - 727


    Gangs of New York

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 997
    - 943

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 1065
    - 694


    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ...

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 288
    - 287

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    AVP: Alien vs. Predator

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 903
    - 640


    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 986
    - 677


    Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 849
    - 630


    The Silence of the Lambs

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 1056
    - 985

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 747
    - 463


    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode ...

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 580
    - 544

    often listed
    The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ...

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 647
    - 438


    Alex Delarge

  42. 42
    + 713
    - 671

    often listed & added by EllenMarianBrayer
    Schindler's List

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 923
    - 696


    Sleeping Beauty

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 634
    - 483


    Fight Club

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 793
    - 782

    often listed
    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ...

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 1055
    - 877


    Austin Powers: Goldmember, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, ...

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 723
    - 746

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 594
    - 475

    added by Shutup Barry
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 366
    - 234


    The Godfather, The Godfather Saga, The Godfather Part II

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 526
    - 383


    Beetlejuice

    ) open
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